Lead Sheets

Tonality of Atonement – Lead Sheet and Kenny Kirkland solo transcription

Below is a lead sheet for the Kenny Kirkland original “Tonality of Atonement” and transcription of Kirkland’s solo as played on the 1991 Charles Fambrough album “The Proper Angle”.  I was not able to find a recording online, but it’s worth purchasing for this track alone.

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Highway 54 – Greg Skaff (Corrected)

So, something cool happened to me recently (besides meeting Jason Crane of the Jazz Session podcast, http://thejazzsession.com/ , at the Detroit Jazz Festival today.  Awesome podcast – check it out!  Tons of half hour and hour-long interviews with jazz legends).  Back in February I posted a transcription of a tune in 5/4 by the great New York-based guitarist Greg Skaff (check out his newest album, 116th & Park) As it turns out, I made a few harmonic errors in my transcription and Mr. Skaff was kind enough to provide me with a corrected leadsheet.  I’ve updated the sheet on Scribd and the corrections should be evident below.  Many thanks to Mr. Skaff for the leadsheet!

Greg Skaff – Highway 54

Hello again – I’ve been working on tunes in odd meters, so below is a transcription of Greg Skaff’s tune “Highway 54” as played on the album “Blues For Mr. T”.  It’s a nice tune in 5/4 and you can hear it here.  I was going to post a transcription of Dave Holland’s tune Processional, which is another great tune in 5/4, but Dave Holland has lead sheets available on his website to download so it doesn’t seem right, but it’s a great tune to check out.

Without A Trace – There Is No Greater Love contrafact

Below is a transcription of “Without a Trace” a contrafact of “There Is No Greater Love” written by Jerry Bergonzi, as played on the trio record “The Line Between” with Bruce Gertz and Bob Kaufman.

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Channeling – Jerry Bergonzi Alone Together contrafact

This is a lead sheet to Jerry Bergonzi’s tune “Channeling” which is a contrafact to the jazz standard “Alone Together”.  I took this off Alex Riel’s CD “UnRiel” and you can hear the tune here.  Bergonzi has also recorded it on the album “Wiggy”.

He’s Dead Too – Jerry Bergonzi – Lady Bird contrafact

Below is a transcription of the melody to “He’s Dead Too“, a tune by Jerry Bergonzi.  The tune is a contrafact of Tadd Dameron’s tune “Lady Bird” (see also: “Half Nelson“).  “He’s Dead Too” is from the Alex Riel album “Unriel” which is a pretty solid album, featuring Mike Stern on guitar, Eddie Gomez on bass, Michael Brecker and Jerry Bergonzi alternating on sax, and Niels Lan Doky on piano.  Enjoy!